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2 years 2 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

3 years 8 months ago

Fire restrictions in your county

Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills. Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind...

3 years 11 months ago

Small fire burns in Custer County

A small wildfire is burning in Custer County. It started on a ridge after a lightning strike, probably yesterday. The smoke is visible from Pueblo. The U.S. Forest Service has personnel there fighting the fire, though it currently covers only ten acres. The fire is burning southwest of Wetmore...

4 years 11 months ago

Dismembered body identified

Investigators have now identified a body, found dismembered in a remote area of eastern El Paso County. The body was located at a camp ground, back on November 24. Authorities say the woman has been identified as 44-year-old Rebecca Magallanes, of Florence. They were able to make the identification...

5 years 6 months ago

Several lightning fires burning

Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties. Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is...

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